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Newcastle Herald - Feb 17

Newcastle Herald - Feb 17


Iconic Hunter vineyard adds art gallery and accommodation to the mix


One of the Hunter's iconic vineyards marked another milestone in its comeback last weekend, as the owner of Winmark Wines, which was the former Pooles Rock vineyard on Wollombi Road south of Broke, celebrated the opening of an art gallery immediately adjacent to the cellar door.

Danish-born Karen Adcock, who launched the Pandora jewellery brand in Australia, is the public face of the Winmark. She purchased the property in 2016 from AGL.

The vineyard is dedicated entirely to chardonnay, which was the first variety planted there, in 1972. Adcock has reinvigorated the vineyard, with expert help from vineyard manager David Grosser, viticulturist Liz Riley and consultant winemaker John Belsham (Xanthe Hatcher of Agnew Wines is making the Winmark wines). She has also expanded the property's accommodation offer, with four dwellings offering 34 beds. In June, Winmark opened a cellar door. It features the two chardonnnays they offer: 2019 Rusty's Run ($32) and Winmark Single Vineyard Reserve ($49). Read full article here.



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